For all the fans of Scotland! I really enjoyed this memoir from author Kathleen Hart - perhaps more so because I know Wigtown in Dumfries where the book is set.
She takes herself off to Wigtown after having had a very bad time with serious illness and surgery complications, lengthy stays in hospital and being incapacitated for months. She buys a derelict cottage in this town based on not much more than a whim and a photograph in a magazine and names it after Devorgilla, Lady of Galloway who was renowned in 13th Century Scotland for "breaking with convention".
I don't want to give too much away, but as part of her recovery, she starts swimming in the ocean without a wetsuit in all weathers as the townsfolk surprise, welcome and entertain her (and the reader). An inspiring book written with a light touch which makes it an easy and enjoyable read.
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